While some trends come and go in the blink of an eye, the rustic look has proven staying power. The vintage, rustic aesthetic is all the rage, particularly here in the Hudson Valley. If you’re looking for a classic trend with elements of comfort and nostalgia that can easily stand up to wear and tear, the rustic look is for you. You may be surprised at how many rustic flooring options you have. Here are a few:
Antique Hardwood Floors
Antique hardwood flooring is the real deal. Typically reclaimed from previous installations, antique hardwood floors are unique and authentic–perfect for adding an element of character to any room.
Modern Hardwood Floors
Modern hardwood is sourced from eco-conscious tree farms, with modern technology that offers improved durability and style. Techniques such as hand-scraping or distressing, along with the use of certain stains and color-washes allow you to get the rustic look you desire.
Engineered Hardwood Floors
If you’re looking for the aesthetic appeal of the old combined with modern technology and affordable pricing, engineered hardwood is for you. Engineered hardwood floors are made using advanced technology to deliver greater durability, versatility, and longevity at a greatly reduced cost, and are available in a wide variety of styles and finishes, allowing for the best of both worlds.
If you love the rustic look but don’t quite have the budget for solid or engineered hardwood flooring, laminate is for you. Modern laminate materials use cutting-edge printing technology to approximate real rustic wood, and the cost fits even the smallest of budgets.
Luxury vinyl flooring is also high-tech and low-budget. Easy to clean and maintain, vinyl flooring is perfect for those who are daunted by the requirements of hardwood flooring.
Yes, it’s true, there are even tile floors that approximate the rustic wood aesthetic. Wood-look ceramic tile is ideal for those who are living in a more humid climate, or who seek to avoid the potential damage regular traffic and wear and tear can have on other flooring types.
To learn more about rustic flooring options, stop by our showroom. We’ve got a variety of samples on display, and can even send you home with some samples to try out for yourself.